A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

DCMS : 24th April
Testing times: Fighting culture’s corner in an age of austerity
Keynote Arts Speech by Culture Secretary Maria Miller

ACE : 24th April
Press Release Arts Council England responds to the Secretary of State’s speech on arts and cultural funding 

Public Libraries News : 23rd April
Editorial | “A pretty turbulent time”: BBC News covers public and volunteer libraries

THE GUARDIAN : 24th April
Ebook anxieties increase as publishing revolution rolls on

This Is Nottingham : 24th April
Libraries or potholes?

telephone box libary

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Libraries News Round-up: 6 July 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 6th July Council to cut 11 out of 15 libraries within next 12 months http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14599527.Council_to_close_11_out_of_15_libraries_within_next_12_months/ BBC News : 6th July Protests over closure plans for Coventry libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-36721629 Coventry Telegraph : 5th…

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